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Birth Date: July 19, 1952
Birth Place: Washington, D.C.
2014 SEASON: tied for 14th in the Maryland standings with 22 winners…Lake Sebago finished first or second in all five starts, including victories in the Smart Halo and Gin Talking Stakes during the Laurel Park fall meeting…Governmentshutdown won the Rollicking Stakes on the Preakness weekend.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: trained Little Bold John who retired in 1993 with 38 wins in 105 starts and earnings of nearly $2 million…Little Bold John’s 26 career stakes victories represents a Maryland-bred record…among his victories was the 1987 Maryland Million Classic and the Donn Handicap (G1)…saddled Pulverizing to a seventh place finish in the 1989 Preakness Stakes (G1)…won the 2001 Baltimore Breeders’ Cup (G3) with Lightning Paces and 2009 Maryland Breeders’ Cup Sprint Handicap with Pioneer Boy…captured the 2009 Laurel Park summer stand with seven wins in nine starts (with two second place finishes)…won the 2004 Laurel Park winter meeting…named Maryland Trainer of the Year for 1992 by the MTHA…career-best 114 victories in 1988.…first winner was Hail Aristocrat at Penn National in 1973…saddled 1,000th winner with Run John Run at Timonium Fair in 1998….has seven Maryland Million victories.
PERSONAL: started his career as an exercise rider.